Multichannel management solution ChannelAdvisor Marketplaces has added the ability for sellers to drop ship orders from Amazon first-party sales.
ChannelAdvisor also now supports drop shipping for orders from Jet.com and Overstock.
ChannelAdvisor announced support for Amazon Vendor Central purchase orders, and drop ship orders, at the Catalyst Americas conference in March this year.
The new support for Amazon Vendor Central orders is currently in limited availability.
Inventory and marketplace management tool Ecomdash has a new partnership with USPS postage solution Pitney Bowes, allowing them to provide all customers with a free Pitney Bowes account.
Ecomdash customers can now print return labels and SCAN forms, and enjoy discounted postage through Pitney Bowes.
Pitney Bowes return labels reduce the cost of processing returns. A free Pitney Bowes account is worth $180 per year, and customers receive additional discounts on top of Pitney Bowes' already low postage rates. Shipping Confirmation Acceptance Notice (SCAN) forms save time and money by consolidating hundreds or even thousands of orders from multiple sales channels into a single form within ecomdash.
Multichannel management software Linnworks has become the first company in Europe to be accredited by international carrier FedEx.
The accreditation will help the company improve their FedEx integration, and pass on the carrier's latest innovations to customers.
Linnworks' FedEx integration provides access to the full suite of FedEx services, enabling customers to automatically allocate FedEx as a shipping service to an order, and update the sales channel with tracking details in bulk.
Linnworks' CEO and Lead System Architect, Fedor Dzjuba, commented "We are excited to work more closely with FedEx in order to provide our users with a more enriched user experience. To become the first company in Europe to be accredited by FedEx is a huge achievement for Linnworks, but more importantly it will allow us to better serve our mutual customers."
Mobile product research app Profit Bandit has been profiled on the Web Retailer blog.
Austin Fisher from SellerEngine explains why Profit Bandit is the number one mobile app for Amazon product research and scouting, in Spotlight on Profit Bandit from SellerEngine.
Profit Bandit provides complete and accurate offer data, historical data, restricted item warnings and other alerts, as well as an easy-to-view profit calculation - all in one application.
Source: Web Retailer blog
UK multichannel management solution StoreFeeder has added new features including support for marketplaces running on Mirakl's technology platform.
The integration provides support for many Mirakl-hosted marketplaces including GAME and Halfords.
The latest release also includes visual improvements, changes making it easier to book in and write off deliveries, and enhanced layout and loading times for despatched order reports.
Finally, StoreFeeder now makes it easier to distinguish orders from Magento v2 versus orders from Magento v1.
Multichannel management tool Sellbrite now supports selling on the majority of international eBay and Amazon marketplaces.
The integration with Amazon and eBay in 23 countries allows merchants to keep their inventory in sync across all the marketplaces, as well as leverage multi-channel fulfillment throughout Europe and Canada, in addition to the USA.
With the latest update, Sellbrite also offers inventory and shipping APIs for custom integration. Merchants with their own ERP, inventory, or shipping platform can connect their systems to Sellbrite, syncing inventory and order data in real time. The API can also be setup to receive tracking information from other platforms back into Sellbrite to maintain accurate status updates across sales channels.
Sellbrite users can now customize user roles and limit access to sensitive data. Permissions can be customized for listers, warehouse staff, and data teams, for example.
The Sellbrite dashboard now reflects order activity in real time, as well as listing and item activity.
Sellbrite can now accept custom data attributes. Attributes can be activated individually for each product, and edited in bulk using a CSV file.
Sellbrite has partnered with CrazyLister to give merchants access to professional eBay templates, from within the Sellbrite interface. CrazyLister allows eBay sellers to create their own mobile-responsive eBay listing template, in compliance with eBay's Active Content restrictions going live in June.
New "templates and recipes" functionality in Sellbrite provides a new way to create and manage listings in bulk. It allows sellers to map custom attributes and other inventory data to sales channels in advance, reducing the time needed to create listings.
Finally, Sellbrite has introduced multichannel price synchronization, allowing prices to be changed in Sellbrite and pushed out to every sales channel. Channel-specific pricing rules can automatically set different prices for different sales channels.
Multichannel management solution ChannelAdvisor Marketplaces now supports international marketplace Fruugo.
When a retailer lists on Fruugo, their products can go live on up to 32 different country-specific versions of the Fruugo site, using 17 different languages and 21 different currencies. Each country site is fully localized to the customer in terms of language, currency, payment method, product availability, shipping and pricing. Shoppers have the ability to add multiple products into their Fruugo shopping cart from multiple retailers, even if the retailers are based in different countries.
"We're always looking for new ways to help retailers and branded manufacturers scale to new audiences and regions, so we're excited by the unique opportunity that Fruugo offers our customers," said Mike Shapaker, vice president and managing director, EMEA at ChannelAdvisor.
"Fruugo's platform empowers customers to have a truly global shopping experience by giving them access to products from a wide range of categories from retailers around the world. It's an interesting marketplace model and one we think ChannelAdvisor customers will be able to leverage to expand to new regions."
Multichannel ecommerce management tool plentymarkets Cloud has integrated with parcel carrier UKMail and crafts marketplace Etsy.
UKMail support is being provided through shipping platform NetDespatch, which also provides access to Royal Mail services from within plentymarkets.
plentymarkets has also added support for handmade and vintage marketplace Etsy. As part of plentymarkets' new plugin platform, the company's staff developed add-ons for each area of the system. Etsy is the first marketplace to be connected to the software via plugin technology.
The plugin can be downloaded from the plentyMarketplace and installed to enable listing and order management for Etsy.